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Bouddi Ridge explorer

Bouddi National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bouddi Ridge explorer.

Getting there and parking

Bouddi Ridge explorer begins at Maitland Bay Information Centre in the Maitland Bay precinct of Bouddi National Park.

To get there from Gosford:

  • Follow Central Coast Highway towards Erina
  • Turn right onto Avoca Drive and continue through Kincumber
  • Turn right at Empire Bay Drive
  • Turn left into Cochrone Street and then right onto The Scenic Road
  • The centre is located opposite the intersection of Maitland Bay Drive and The Scenic Road

Parking

Parking is available at Maitland Bay Information Centre.

Best times to visit

Spring

Take the Bouddi Coastal walk to be amazed by the colourful wildflowers on display in spring.

Summer

Cool off with a dip at one the park's gorgeous beaches or try snorkelling at Maitland Bay Surf the popular coastline between MacMasters Beach and Box Head .

Winter

Grab the camera and spot humpback whales as they migrate north between May and July.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

20°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

42.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

9°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

3.4°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January to March

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

246mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Permitted

Riding is permitted on roads and fire trails only, not on walking tracks.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Bouddi Ridge explorer

Park info

  • in Bouddi National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bouddi National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day only in the Putty Beach area. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass

Visitor centre